March 29, 2006
Butler/Wu, Private Dining Room
Committee Attendees: Michael E. McKay, Chair; Peter Allen, Janet Gruschow, Robin Izzo, Cathy Kunkel, Tom Nyquist, Stu Orefice, Barclay Satterfield, Leila Shabender, David Wilcove, Don Weston
Committee Members Absent: Any Dobson, Emmanuel Kreike
Other Attendees: Kathryn Andersen ’08, Mary Banfield, Alex Barron,
Sarah Bavuso, Steve Elwood, Katherine Hackett, Chad Klaus, Lisa Ridolfi
Role of the Sustainability Manager
Tom Nyquist announced Shana Weber has accepted the position of Sustainability Manager. Shana will report directly to Tom. Stu Orefice, Katherine Hackett, Dave Wilcove, and Barclay Satterfield volunteered to work with Tom on identifying responsibilities and priority projects for Shana that will help save the University money and improve the quality of life on campus.
Katherine Hackett stated the committee should learn what other universities - such as Yale, Harvard, and Stanford - are doing on sustainability issues. Princeton should be a leader in this field.
Farmer’s Market on Campus
Kathryn Anderson reported Greening Princeton is planning to host a Farmers Market on the south side of the Frist Campus Center in the spring. Vendors are currently being screened. Kathryn stated Risk Management has approved the project. Farmers must have organic or locally grown produce, proper insurance forms, and meet a specific list of criteria. The event will be publicized through the Department of Community and State Affairs, Princeton Weekly Bulletin, the Daily Princetonian, and the Princeton Alumni Weekly magazine.
General Discussion of Food Matters Proposal by Rita Hindin ‘75
The Committee discussed the Food Matters proposal and vision statement presented by Rita Hindin on February 8. The committee agreed on the following:
- Rita presented some good ideas.
- PEOC supports Dining Services and Greening Princeton’s initiatives.
- Princeton is working to improve sustainability and the quality of food and dining program. A Sustainability Manager has been hired who will work on projects with Dining Services and Greening Princeton.
- The Task Force on Health and Well Being supports the efforts of Dining Services and Greening Princeton.
- PEOC reaffirmed its position that Faculty should be involved in Rita Hindin’s proposal.